I am a professional banjo player and producer. I like things with strings. In June 2020 Banjo Newsletter, the popular magazine about the instrument, reviewed his album "InstruMental Vol.2" and defined Andrea “…fine young Banjo player with a melodic bent…” [Banjo Newsletter June 2020]
Italian banjo player...sounds weird, I know. I'm just a misplaced man deeply in love with American culture.
Since 2016 he's a member of the Italian folk band Shiver, which he toured with Davide Van De Sfroos until the final show at the San Siro Stadium with more than 20,000 people.
In 2017 he started a musical partnership with Mr. Bigoni, a talented musician sharing the same deep passion for American music, forming a versatile duo with banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar and foot percussion... sure to make you stomp your feet!
In 2018 he joined Folkamiseria, a band that proudly crosses between funky and fiddle tunes; with them he performed in some of the best Celtic and folk festivals in Italy and Europe.
Since 2021 he's a member of Mercanti di Liquore, a leading name in the Italian "Folk Cantautorato" scene.
He currently teaches banjo and mandolin in various schools and with an intense online lessons activity that brought him students from all over the world.
In October 2022 he toured the US with the new trad quartet GADAN, twenty concerts in a row, including legendary Club Passim in Boston and The Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.
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13 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Andrea Verga
Great player, both banjo and guitar. Exactly what I needed.
Andrea is a pro. Well played. sounds good.
To note stems took just a little bit longer than expected to deliver.
Great Banjo player. And great recording... he really added life to our track... he also added some extra rhythm elements that blended nicely with our drums
Did a nice job. Super talented, listened well, will probably use Andrea again.
Amazing skills, thanks Andrea. Nailed it very quickly - would totally recommend - excellent communication as well.
Thanks Andrea for doing sucha a great job on my song. The parts you played were perfect and the quality of the recording was excellent! Will call you again when i need another great banjo track. Thanks again.
Andrea is a professional and flexible banjo and mandolin player and I've been happy to work with him, i wishing you all the best always.
Andrea was great! Came up with a cool, intuitive banjo part that also served the song well. Good clear recording and was happy to do a revision when I requested. Hope to work with again.
Total pro! Highly recommend.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Andrea! He is an incredibly gifted and talented musician worthy of estimable respect and admiration. His work ethic is second to none! The quality approach in his communication, coupled with his professionalism was swift and effortless throughout. He is a world-class (banjo) player; can't recommend him enough! I will undoubtedly be returning to him for more of his amazing talent and musicianship. Thank you, Andrea! 🙏
This lad is class! Excellent musician, great taste, super-skilled. You better work with him now because he's going to be one of top-players out there in just a few years.
I can't say enough about Andrea, quick, professional and always kills it! I have come to him with two projects now, with many more coming in the future. His magic makes the track come to life. Can't thank you enough Andrea. Ciao!
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delivered an amazing performance on the track. More work coming his way from me in the future. I will be recommending him to all my industry contacts to add to a very small list of great players. He is now my go to guy for all things banjo/mandolin. Thanks again Andrea!
Interview with Andrea Verga
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen carefully to the song. Music is art, I mean, it's hard to go really wrong...if you do it's because you can't listen and understand the right rule of your instrument in a track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on most common "banjo friendly" styles, Bluegrass, Americana, Old Time...folk music in general. But I've also recorded for various artist from Pop to Electronic Music (sampling my banjo)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think that Banjo is a good texture to add in various genre of music, if played well, right in context, it can give groove or melody.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen carefully to the song, paying attention of the feel, and following the instruction I've received I set up all the gear is needed and I start tracking.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAW Reaper Ableton Live 10 MONITOR Yamaha NS10 Audio Technica m50x BeyerDynamic DT990 pro OUTBOARD Golden Age Project PRE 74 mkII MICS Shure sm7b Aston Origin Spirit Golden Age Project Ribbon SE 4400a
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Banjo tracking for songs, Banjo tracking for producer, Banjo parts arrangements for songs.